There’s no shame in not having major instrumental skills, and it definitely doesn’t have to hold you back in helping your student (or yourself!) reimagine a cover song in a style that feels more authentic. Here are a few tools you can use. Ballad-ize It If you want to ballad-ize something, Look on YouTube/iTunes for stripped down versions of a song. Search terms like “piano … Continue reading Changing the Feel of a Cover Song with Limited Instrumental Skills // Jess Baldwin
This year marks my twenty-sixth year of teaching. Granted, when I first started teaching voice in the mid-nineties, I only had a couple of students. And if memory serves, I really didn’t know what I was doing. Still, my first two gracious and willing singing students gave me a start into a career of voice instruction that I continue to enjoy and develop in to … Continue reading Teaching Stripped Bare // Daniel K. Robinson
If you need some help getting online teaching set up, here are some resources we’ve found. Continue reading Online Teaching Resources
Mark Baxter has been teaching contemporary voice since the 1980’s and published one of the first contemporary singing guides in 1990. Today he shares some great tidbits with us. Visit his website to take advantage of his resources.
Continue reading Don’t Teach Down: An Interview with Mark Baxter
Here are two great blogs with information about technology and gear for singing. (You can find more blogs in our resource database.) Screenshot: Voice Council Magazine, 29 May 2016 Voice Council Magazine – Tech & Gear Voice Council Magazine is an amazing resource for the commercial singer, which is the site’s target audience. The blog features articles from a wide range of high-level professionals who … Continue reading Voice Technology Blogs